Michelle Trachtenberg

Mostly Credited As: Michelle Trachtenberg
Birth Name: Michelle Christine Trachtenberg
Date Of Birth: October 11, 1985 (Age 30)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: New York City, New York
Height: 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Michelle Trachtenberg

Michelle Christine Trachtenberg was born on October 11, 1985 in New York, New York. Michelle was born to Russian-Jewish immigrants.

Michelle has been acting since her younger days, staring in a over 100 commercials. Her first credited role came in 1993. She played Nona.Mecklenberg in The Adventures of Pete & Pete from 1994 until 1996. Michelle's film career began in 1996 with the lead role in Harriet the Spy. She then returned to television for Meego, for which she won a Young Artist Award. She returned to film in 1999 for Inspector Gadget, as she played the niece, Penny. She also starred in the film Can't Be Heaven.

Michelle, on her free time, enjoys yoga, swimming, bicycling, ice-skating, crafts, writing short stories and spending time with her family and friends and her two cats. Michelle is also best known as 'Dawn Summers' from the television series 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'.

Movie Credits Include

The Dive From Clausen's Pier (2005) - Carrie Beal
Ice Princess (2005) - Casey Howard
Vinyl (2005) - Debbie
Eurotrip (2004) - Jenny
Mysterious Skin (2004) - Wendy
Ugly Americans (2004) - Jenny
Melissa (2002) -
Snow Day (2000) - Natalie
Can't Be Heaven (2000) - Julie
A Father's Choice (2000) - Kelly McClain
Inspector Gadget (1999) - Penny
Richie Rich's Christmas Wish (1998) - Gloria
Christmas in my Hometown (1996) - Noelle Murphy
Harriet the Spy (1996) - Harriet M. Welsch

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Save The Date (2014)As: Hillary
Killing Kennedy (2013)As: Marina Oswald
Mercy (2009)As: Chloe Payne
Truth or Scare (2001)As: Host
Meego (1997)As: Maggie Parker
Figure It Out (1997)As: Herself (Panel)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)As: Dawn Summers (EP80+)
The Adventures of Pete & Pete (1993)As: Nona F. Mecklenberg (S02-S03)
All My Children (1970)As: Lily Montgomery #1 (1993-1996)
Episode Cast Credits 

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (2014) 
  FBI-Apple Encryption Dispute 03x05: (Mar/13/2016) Voiced  Apple Parody 

Sleepy Hollow (2013) 
  Pittura Infamante 02x13: (Jan/19/2015) As Abigail Adams 

Hollywood Game Night (2013) 
  We'll Need to See Your TV ID 02x05: (Jan/27/2014) As Herself 

NCIS: Los Angeles (2009) 
  Merry Evasion 05x12: (Dec/17/2013) As Lily Lockhart 

Criminal Minds (2005) 
  Zugzwang 08x12: (Jan/16/2013) As Diane 

Gossip Girl (2007) 
  The Revengers 06x09: (Dec/10/2012) As Georgina 
  Portrait of a Lady Alexander 06x04: (Nov/05/2012) As Georgina 
  High Infidelity 06x02: (Oct/15/2012) As Georgina Sparks 
  Gone Maybe Gone 06x01: (Oct/08/2012) As Georgina Sparks 

Weeds (2005) 
  Qualitative Spatial Reasoning 07x12: (Sep/19/2011) As Emma Karlin 
  Une Mère Que J'aimerais Baiser 07x11: (Sep/12/2011) As Emma Karlin 
  System Overhead 07x10: (Aug/29/2011) As Emma Karlin 
  Cats! Cats! Cats! 07x09: (Aug/22/2011) As Emma Karlin 

Love Bites (2011) (2011) 
  Modern Plagues 01x08: (Jul/21/2011) As Jodie 
  Keep On Truckin' 01x03: (Jun/16/2011) As Jodie 
  How To... 01x02: (Jun/09/2011) As Jodie 

Robot Chicken (2005) 
  Saving Private Gigli 05x01: (Jan/09/2011) Voiced  Various Characters 
  Tapping a Hero 03x04: (Sep/02/2007) Voiced  Various Characters 
  Dragon Nut 02x05: (Apr/30/2006) Voiced  Various Characters 
  Celebrity Rocket 02x04: (Apr/23/2006) Voiced  Various Characters 

Marvel Super Hero Squad (2009) 
  Invader From the Dark Dimension! 01x15: (Nov/21/2009) Voiced  Valkyrie 
  Mental Organism Designed Only for Kisses! 01x14: (Nov/14/2009) Voiced  Valkyrie 

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009) 
  Seth Meyers, Michelle Trachtenberg, Mike Spinner 01x33: (Apr/22/2009) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Bonnie Hunt Show (2008) (2008) 
  Carl Reiner; Michelle Trachtenberg; Swimwear 01x145: (Apr/17/2009) As Herself 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Carson Daly, Michelle Trachtenberg, Nellie McKay 14x64: (Dec/22/2006) As Herself 

Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001) 
  Weeping Willow 06x10: (Nov/28/2006) As Lisa Willow Tyler 

Punk'd (2012) (2003) 
  Nicollette Sheridan, Michelle Trachtenberg 07x06: (May/08/2006) As Herself 

House (2004) 
  Safe 02x16: (Apr/04/2006) As Melinda 

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  Andy Garcia, Michelle Trachtenberg, & Bobby Valentino 03x63: (May/11/2005) As Herself 

The View (1997) 
  Season 8, Episode 132 08x132: (Mar/09/2005) As Herself 

Best Week Ever (2004) 
  Best Year Ever 02x13: (Dec/17/2004) As Herself 
  Best of Best Week Ever: Bennifer, William Hung and more 01x12: (Apr/06/2004) As Herself 
  God Is In, Oscar Preview and more 01x06: (Feb/27/2004) As Herself 

Six Feet Under (2001) 
  Coming And Going 04x08: (Aug/08/2004) As Celeste 
  The Dare 04x07: (Aug/01/2004) As Celeste 
  Can I Come Up Now? 04x04: (Jul/11/2004) As Celeste 
  Parallel Play 04x03: (Jun/27/2004) As Celeste 

On Air With Ryan Seacrest (2004) 
  2/16/04 01x27: (Feb/16/2004) As Herself 

The Sharon Osbourne Show (US) (2003) 
  Episode 98 01x98: (Feb/11/2004) As Herself 

The Wonderful World of Disney (1997) (1997) 
  Inspector Gadget 05x22: (Feb/09/2003) Voiced  Penny 

MADtv (1995) 
  Episode #707 07x07: (Nov/24/2001) As Dawn Summers 
  Episode #606 06x06: (Nov/11/2000) As Herself, [Uncredited]

Teen Choice Awards (1999) 
  The 3rd Annual Teen Choice Awards 03x01: (Aug/20/2001) As Herself 

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) 
  Buffy vs. Dracula 05x01: (Sep/26/2000) As Dawn Summers 

Blue's Clues (1996) 
  Blue's Birthday 02x09: (Mar/15/1998) As Herself 

Dave's World (1993) 
  Solitaire 04x02: (Sep/20/1996) As Angela 

Law & Order (1990) 
  God Bless the Child 02x05: (Oct/22/1991) As Dinah Driscoll 

Michelle has been an active spokesperson for R.A.D.D., DARE America, The Starlight Foundation and many others.

Michelle appeared on the cover of the February/March 2005 issue of Girl's Life Magazine.

Michelle Trachtenberg Quotes
"I chose to wait to get my drivers license. Since I was working and I didn't have time, I got it like a week before my 18th birthday."

"There is something sexy about a man's watch fitting a woman's wrist, like you've borrowed it from your boyfriend."

"I didn't realize how popular "Buffy" was overseas. It is really flattering. I found it very difficult to walk around in the Louvre. I was like, 'Why are these people videotaping me?' But it was very sweet. It was very interesting meeting people from all around the world."

"I just feel - specifically about that holiday - why is it just one day that you have to tell the person that you love how much you love them? I think that is a little silly. I am much more the girl that likes the spontaneous."